UTA and UDOT are starting utility work on the Provo Orem Transportation Improvement Project (TRIP) on Thursday, July 28. This pre-construction phase consists of utility work and property acquisition which must take place prior to larger components of TRIP construction. Work includes relocating overhead power lines, water and gas lines, fire hydrants, water meters, traffic signals, street lights and storm drains. To accommodate utility work, some curb, gutter and asphalt will be removed. It will also be necessary to remove the trees in the center of University Parkway between University Avenue and Carterville Road. Once the project is completed, three times as many trees will be planted in their place.
UTA, UDOT and Utah Valley Transit Constructors are committed to maintaining safe driving conditions, keeping accesses open and keeping the public informed about construction. For safety, drivers should pay attention to shifting traffic lanes and follow flaggers' (traffic control personnel) directions. A 24-hour hotline is available to the public resolve construction issues and concerns: 1-888-661-8806.
5/19/17 Construction Update
Construction Progress In This Segment
Provo River bridge girder removal.
Traffic has been switched to the center section of the new Provo River bridge and reconstruction of the outer sections of the bridge is underway. Crews will begin driving pile next week.
Traffic has been shifted to the median between Carterville bridge and 800 E. in Orem. Utility relocations are underway on the upper end of the diagonal in preparation for roadway widening.
Soil nail wall construction is underway between Carterville bridge and 550 W.
Road subgrade placement is underway for widening between the river bridge and Univ. Ave.
- Motorists are advised to reduce speeds (40 MPH speed limit) and watch for lane shifts along the diagonal. Left-turns are permitted into businesses only at signalized intersections.
- The Provo River Parkway Trail is closed at the Provo River/University Parkway bridge in Provo through early June to accommodate bridge demolition, with the possibility of the closure being extended until river levels drop to facilitate demolition of some bridge sections in the river.
- The College Connector Trail is closed along the Univ. Pkwy diagonal between 550 W. in Provo and 800 E. in Orem through early to mid-June for paving.
- Bus stops in the area of 550 W. University Parkway have been temporarily discontinued, and temporary stops (817036 and 817086) on the detour using 2230 N. are in place.
North of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the inside lanes to accommodate construction on the outside
South of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes to accommodate construction in the center. Access to businesses will be maintained throughout.
BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION: Provo River Bridge
Summer 2016 - Summer 2017
To maintain traffic across the Provo River bridges, construction will take place in two phases.
During the first phase, traffic will be shifted to the outside so that the inside edge of the bridges can be removed to accommodate the construction of the center portion of the new bridges.
During the second phase, traffic will be shifted to the inside onto the new center bridge section. This will allow us to remove the remaining portions of the bridges and complete the construction of the outer portion of the new bridges.
PHASE 2: 800 East to University Ave
Fall 2016 - Summer 2017
North of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes to accommodate construction in the center.
South of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the center lanes to accommodate construction on the outside.
Access to businesses will be maintained throughout.
South of 2330 North, traffic will be shifted to the center to accommodate construction on the outside.
When the new bridge and roadway are complete, there will be three traffic lanes in each direction and room for the BRT in the middle. The College Connector bike route will
provide bike access throughout this area.